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Crystal Cruises Announces details of 25th World Cruise in 2020

Rome - Piazza San Pietro - Vatican CityEmbarking on a comprehensive exploration of the Southern Hemisphere from Miami to Rome, Crystal Serenity’s 2020 World Cruise offers travelers a journey filled with tropical havens, ancient treasures and modern marvels. The 105-day “Epic Empires and Idyllic Isles” voyage marks Crystal’s 25th World Cruise, and visits 47 cities in 23 countries from January 6th, 2020 to April 21st, 2020.




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MSC Cruises reveals an inspiring choice of winter cruises for winter 2019/2020. New MSC Grandiosa will be in Western Mediterranean

MSC Cruises (logo)With sales opening on March 5th 2018, MSC Grandiosa is one of two ships to come into service in 2019 and will be spending her inaugural winter season in the Western Mediterranean. MSC Grandiosa is named to signify magnificence and grandeur, a fitting name for this even richer, ultra-modern mega-ship.




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Choose Your Own Adventure. Avalon Invites Travelers to Chart Their Own Course in 2019

The 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II in Paris (Photo: Avalon Waterways)The company that reinvented river cruise ships is now reinventing the river cruise experience. In 2019, Avalon Waterways is increasing opportunities for travelers to enjoy its collection of Active DiscoverySM river cruises, including a NEW itinerary on the Rhône River.




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AdventureSmith Explorations Details Responsible Ways to Visit the Galapagos That Protect Fragile Ecosystems

Growing each year in popularity, the Galapagos Islands are a highly sought-after vacation destination. It is also one of the world’s most fragile ecosystems. The appeal of this archipelago off of Ecuador’s coast can be likened to the goose that lays the golden egg.




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Fog feud lingers over Galveston’s cruise business

A feud over fog has strained relations between Galveston port trustees and commissioners for the pilots tasked with getting ships safely in and out. The quarrel, which has enshrouded the two sides for months, boiled over again Tuesday. (houstonchronicle.com)




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Number of cruise visitors expected to leap in Alaska in 2019

The Celebrity Millennium, in this image in AlaskaA record number of cruise visitors came to Alaska in 2017, and that number is expected to make a sizeable jump in the next two years. In 2019, CLIA expects 37 ships to make 567 voyages and bring 1.31 million people to Alaska. (juneauempire.com)




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Hans Heger to Lead Scenic Operations Team

Scenic has announced the appointment of four key operational roles in preparation for the maiden voyage of Scenic Eclipse. Hans Heger has been named general manager operations, Scenic Discovery Yachts, assuming responsibility for all operations relating to the Scenic Eclipse fleet. 8cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Carnival Cruise Line Appoints Members To Its Travel Partner Advisory Committee For 2018

Carnival Cruise Line Line (logo)Carnival Cruise Line has appointed three new members to its 32-member Travel Partner Advisory Committee (TPAC) for 2018. Each year, the line invites select travel partners, spanning an array of agency models, to participate in the committee, offering guidance related to various trade programs, tools and initiatives introduced by Carnival.




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American Cruise Lines announces Colonial Holiday Cruise Aboard Brand New 2018 Ship, American Constitution

The American Constitution (Courtesy American Cruise Lines)American Cruise Lines, is pleased to announce a brand new Colonial Holiday cruise aboard American Constitution. Round-trip from Baltimore, departing December 23rd only, this festive 11-day cruise will highlight both Christmas and New Year’s as it travels along the Line’s immensely popular American Revolution itinerary in Chesapeake Bay.




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Scenic Expands Tour Offerings With Mayflower Purchase

Space Ship Scenic DiamondScenic Group reports that it has purchased North American tour operator Mayflower Tours. Mayflower will continue to operate as a separate entity called Mayflower Cruises & Tours, Scenic said, with many of the same people, same executive team and same focus on immersive touring programs. (travelagentcentral.com)




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